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    Israeli engineers created an open-source hack for making Covid-19 ventilators

    14 Apr, 2020

    It took 10 days, more than 40 scientists, and the motor of a snowblower. The result may wind up being an inexpensive way to—in a pinch—save the lives of people suffering from Covid-19.

    The respiratory illness can lead to severe cases of pneumonia, making it hard for those most affected to breathe without the assistance of a ventilator. But healthcare workers around the world don’t have enough ventilators for the number of people needing help. That’s given rise to a lot of creativit...
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    A Johns Hopkins team is developing an open-source, 3D-printed ventilator splitter

    14 Apr, 2020
    Amid a shortage of ventilators, the team of engineers and clinicians came together to create an open-source ventilator splitter that hospitals and communities can produce.

    The COVID-19 crisis brought a shortage of ventilators that can help people battling the lung condition caused by the disease and led to a dire puzzle that leaders in the government and healthcare system are working to solve: how to acquire enough ventilators so that doctors don’t have to face the choice of ...
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    OxyGEN emergency ventilator for COVID-19 crisis

    8 Apr, 2020




    OxyGEN is an emergency device designed to be built by anyone around the world. However, at planetary scales, the availability of tools, materials and industrial facilities varies from place to place.


    There are 2 different versions of OxyGEN. The maker version "OxyGEN-M" and the industrial version "OxyGEN-IP":

    OxyGEN-M is designed for makers and can be built using common tools and no special machinery or materials are needed. 

    O...
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    Medtronic Shares Ventilation Design Specifications to Accelerate Efforts to Increase Global Ventilator Production

    8 Apr, 2020
    Medtronic plc the global leader in medical technology, announced the 30th March it is publicly sharing the design specifications for the Puritan Bennett™ 560 (PB 560) to enable participants across industries to evaluate options for rapid ventilator manufacturing to help doctors and patients dealing with COVID-19. This decision is consistent with the recent FDA Guidance and in accordance with the public health and medical response of governmental agencies globally...
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    Zona Franca (Barcelona, Spain) will 3D-print 100 ventilators everyday

    7 Apr, 2020

    The industrializable model has been validated by experts from the Parc Taulí hospital in Sabadell (Spain).

    Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona (CZFB), Leitat, Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa and the Parc Taulí hospital in Sabadell, in collaboration with several companies, have developed the first mechanical respirator by industrializable 3D printing. That is, with scalable production capacity.

    They hope to create 50-100 units a day over the next week (week of March 30th). ...
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    The first medically validated and industrially reproducible 3D emergency ventilator!

    6 Apr, 2020
    The catalan alliance between Consorci de la Zona Franca (CZFB) and Leitat (Tecnio), together with CatSalut, through Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa (CST) and Hospital Parc Taulí de Sabadell, has managed to develop the first medically validated and industrially reproducible emergency ventilator by 3D printing, ready to support hospitals and ICUs during the COVID-19 pandemics.
    The device can be reproduced at industrial scale and can reach a daily production capacity of 50 to 100 units!

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    MIT-based team works on rapid deployment of open-source, low-cost ventilator

    6 Apr, 2020
    Clinical and design considerations will be published online; goal is to support rapid scale-up of device production to alleviate hospital shortages.
    The team, called MIT E-Vent (for emergency ventilator), was formed on March 12 in response to the rapid spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. Its members were brought together by the exhortations of doctors, friends, and a sudden flood of mail referencing a project done a decade ago in the MIT class 2.75 (Medical Device Design). Students and f...
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    Open-source ventilator that can be made anywhere, locally

    6 Apr, 2020
    VentilAid is a group of engineers and designers who constantly develop and share to the public the VentilAid project, open source ventilator, that can be made anywhere locally with 3D printer and very basic parts. Ventilators are essential to keep breathing when faced with the complications of COVID19. They believe COVID19 pandemic will pass with minimized harm to mankind thanks to proper use of technology and solidarity in sharing knowledge.
    Note that VentilAid is a last re...
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    Prisma Health introduces a 3D-printed ventilator expansion device

    6 Apr, 2020
    VESper™ is a new device that allows one ventilator to support up to four patients under emergency use authorization by the FDA. Hospitals can apply to receive the free source code and printing specifications for the device.


    VESper™ is a unique ventilator expansion device that allows a single ventilator to support up to four patients during times of acute equipment shortages such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.

    Produced using 3D printing technology, the device is devel...
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    Snorkeling masks are turned into emergency ventilators to fight COVID-19

    6 Apr, 2020
    An emerging idea to fix the possible shortage of hospital C-PAP masks for sub-intensive therapy, which is emerging as a concrete problem linked to the spread of Covid-19, it’s the construction of an emergency ventilator mask, realized by adjusting a snorkeling mask already available on the market.
    The prototype as a whole has been tested inside the Chiari Hospital, connected to the ventilator body, and has proven to be correctly working. The hospital itself was enthusiastic about the idea ...